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Flu Vaccine Now $15: It Is Not Too Late to Protect Yourself

With the weather turning colder, the DeKalb County Board of Health continues to recommend getting a flu vaccine. It is not too late to protect yourself. 

 To encourage people to get their flu vaccine, the Board of Health has reduced its price to $15. The Board of Health offers the regular, the intradermal, the nasal mist and the high-dose flu vaccines.

A flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over six months of age. It’s especially important that the following individuals get vaccinated because they are at high risk of serious flu-related complications:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children younger than 5 years of age and especially children younger than 2 years of age
  • People 50 years of age and older
  • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy
  •  People who are morbidly obese (have a body mass index of 40 or greater)
  • People who have a weakened immune system due to disease (like HIV/AIDS) or medication (like chronic steroids)

 Also, it is important that the following be vaccinated:

  • Health care workers
  • Household contacts of persons at high risk for flu complications
  • Household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children less than six months of age

 For more information about the flu vaccination and to learn about clinic locations and hours, visit or call (404) 294-3700.